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Walden: Spending and Saving

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at spending and saving.  Mike, many economists – including you – said that the recovery from the Great Recession was going to be

Walden: The Debate over Deducting State and Local Taxes

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the debate over deducting state and local taxes.   Mike, some of the tax plans being considered by the U.S. Congress would eliminate the

Walden: Why Conserving Can Cost You More

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks why conserving can cost you more.  Mike, you were on a radio call-in program recently discussing conserving water.  A somewhat frustrated caller said

Walden: Taking on Debt before Retirement

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at taking on debt before retirement.   Mike, traditionally it was thought that once a person neared retirement, logic would suggest reducing debt in order

Walden: A Jump in Blue Collar Wages

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at a jump in blue collar wages.  Mike, two of the major components of so-called blue-collar jobs – manufacturing and construction – really took

John Block: Egg Regulations

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and the Renewable Fuels Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and

NC Market Report Dec. 13

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 815 cattle and 22 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly

McKinney: Farmers Need NAFTA Backup Plan

Farmers need a backup plan if the U.S. exits the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a top Department of Agriculture official. Ted McKinney, USDA undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, told Agriculture.com that he “would advise anybody

Increased Focus on Senecavirus A in Swine

Animal health officials are conducting more tests related to a relatively low-impact swine disease which symptoms mimic a major disease threat. Rod Bain reports for SFN.

Farm Bill Hopes Waning

A Senior GOP Ag Senator says his optimism for a 2018 farm bill is fading, after months of delay in starting to write a bill in committee. Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s less hopeful now than a few months ago,